A meme and a critter

G'day all!

Yay! Another meme! Stolen from Bea.

Things I've Done (In Bold)

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (well it was supposed to be a shower)
6. Given more than I can afford to charity (yes if it includes accidentally giving a bloke $50 when I thought it was a $20!)
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain (drove most of the way, walked a few km)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped (NEVER will - medical advice and I'm a wuss!)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea (lovely! At night)
14. Taught myself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run - oh how American! What about hitting a six or kicking a goal?
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person(The Canadian ones leave the American ones in their dust! Or spray as the case may be)
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors (I presume not my grandparents but where their grandparents came from)
35. Seen an Amish community - do Mennonites count?
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling (Snorkeling, nearly drowned myself in waves)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud (as an adult!)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (do Etsy and my website count?)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check (not exactly something to be proud of!)
68. Flown in a helicopter (Wow! Wow! Wow! - in joke)
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial (nope - didn't walk that far)
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt (almost! It isn't very good)
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (I've seen where they do it)
77. Broken a bone (coccyx! Tooth!)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person (maybe soon)
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House (only the capitol building)
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a lawsuit
98. Owned a cell phone (It;s mine but in DH's name cos I didn't have an SSN, which is necessary to get a mobile phone in the USA)
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Rode an elephant (I guess camels don't count?)

Here's something a little different....

Nathan's wyrm is finally finished!

Except maybe for teeth - he is gummy at the moment.

Now that I have a sewing machine, making things like this will be easier cos having to stitch all the main seams twice by hand.

ETA: This wyrm is my own pattern, based on what I remember of making a number of these dragons (Sage by Carol Saunders). He is not hard to make but is quite fiddly!



  1. I love the wyrm! Still have the one you made for me, he lives in our lounge, with the (toy) bats :-)

  2. Oh this wrym looks like something that comes from the dragon charmer. She's a lady on etsy selling pattern for this sort of thing. I've gotten so far a mouse and a rat pattern. I was planning to recreate some of my SIL pets that have passed away I just haven't yet found time to sit down and try. :( I thought they would be Christmas gifts. Maybe I'll try and start one next weekend. Was a wyrm easish to make?


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